Lauren Hotson

Lauren Hotson

Education

Education

High School

Loreto College, Normanhurst

While at high school i was engaged in a number of extra curricular activities, some of which included; 

  • Short listed for Art Express (2001)
  • Short listed for Design & Technology (2001)
  • First Hockey (2000-2001)
  • Water Polo (2001)
  • Basketball (2000)
  • House Sports Captain (2000)
  • Part of the England Netball/ Hockey Tour (1999)
  • Speech & Drama (1997-1998)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award (1998)
  • First grade Softball (1996-1999)
  • Representative Softball for Hornsby (Under 14 & 16's 1996-1999)
Feb 2007 - Jun 2009

Bachelor Business

University of Technology Sydney

GPA: 2.78/4

I majored in E-Business and sub-majored in Small Business Accounting. The UTS Bachelor of Business degree has provided me with the knowledge, competencies and values necessary to develop critical, analytical and evaluative skills essential for a fulfilling and effective career in business.

Refer to my Academic Transcript for all the subjects I completed at UTS.

Feb 2005 - Feb 2007

Bachelor Business

Australian Catholic University

GPA: 4.69

I started University at ACU as a mature aged student and completed my first and second year subjects before transferring to UTS. In keeping with the Mission of the ACU, several units within the degree focused on business ethics and personal values of the individual in a workplace setting. While at ACU I also completed one compulsory unit of Professional Industry Experience in a not-for-profit organisation.  The purpose of this program was to assist students in linking their studies to the 'real world' of work, and to assist in gaining career employment on graduation.

Refer to my Academic Transcript for all the subjects I completed at ACU.

Jan 2003 - Dec 2003

Certificate IV

East Sydney Design Centre- TAFE

During this course I learnt creative, practical, technical skills and knowledge in the areas of design, patternmaking and clothing production. Areas covered included:

  • Textile fibre and fabric identification and analysis of their characteristics
  • Identifying design influences
  • Sketching, and applying design elements and principles to fashion concept development
  • Developing product specifications
  • Developing fashion designs through patternmaking, grading and garment construction
  • Block construction using sizing systems
  • Calculating costs and communicating and selling design concepts
  • Using computer technology and specialist fashion computer software for fashion industry applications.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

Search Marketing Executive

dgm Australia
  • Run and manage Pay Per Click (PPC) campaigns for a portfolio of clients, including but not limited to Estee Lauder, Clinique, Origin Energy, Johnson & Johnson and Wellington Tourism.
  • This included campaign set-up, keyword generation, writing copy, team research, campaign analysis, optimisation and recommendations, liaison with search engines, client data reporting and daily monitoring of campaigns.
  • Key administration and reporting tasks.
  • Keeping abreast of developments in the search space
Aug 2007 - Jan 2010

Receptionist

IFA Securities Pty Ltd

Responsibilities Included:

  • Performed general reception & administrative tasks
  • Preparing and compiling important documents, presentations & reports
  • Responsible for the overhaul of the old website & the updating of the new site on a daily basis
  • Generate website analytics reports
  • Maintenance of email newsletter database
  • Process accounts payable
  • Generate invoices
  • Fire warden
Jul 2006 - Aug 2007

Production Assistant / Admin Office Manager

Spinifex Interactive

Responsibilities Included:

  • Production assistant on the Doha Olympic Games project (Jul 06- Jan 07)
  • Assisting company accountant with Accounts payable
  • Writing purchase orders, financial processing - invoicing, expense claims, budget maintenance and following-up any discrepancies.
  • Inducting new employees & instructing orientation
  • Organised and took the minutes for several departmental weekly meetings
  • Organised all aspects of travel & company social events
  • General administrative duties.
Jun 2005 - Jul 2006

Field worker/Carer

LifeLinks, Baptist Community Church

Marsfield Community Centre - LifeLinks - Respite for families with disabled children.

Responsibilities Included:

  • Provide respite to families with disabled children and teenagers.
  • Driving the bus
  • Leading group outings
  • Feeding, showering, clothing, entertaining, toileting clients
  • Provide first aid when necessary
Jun 2003 - Dec 2004

Sales Manager

Andrea Rembeck

Oxford Street & Strand Arcade Boutique Clothing stores.

Responsibilities Included:

  • Sales & Customer service and relations
  • Daily communication with the owner/designer and other sales staff
  • Banking, arranging weekly staff rosters & completing sales reports
  • Taking and placing stock orders
  • Conducting competitive analysis
Dec 2001 - Jan 2003

Junior Office Assistant

Austimber Supplies Pty Ltd

Responsibilities Included:

  • Manage Marketing material
  • Bank reconciliation's, invoicing & MYOB Bookkeeping
  • Accounts receivable & Accounts payable
  • Ordering stationary, filing & answering the phones
  • Other general office duties.

Skills

Skills

Storm IQ

Experienced in using dgm IQ (storm IQ) for PPC campaign reporting on a daily basis.

Google Adwords & Adwords Editor

Experienced with campaign set-up, keyword generation, writing copy, team research, campaign analysis, optimisation and recommendations, liaison with search engines, client data reporting and daily monitoring of campaigns.    

Excel

I am currently using Excel everyday and I'm becoming increasingly confident using a number of different formulas and short cuts to build search marketing campaigns in increasingly shorter time frames.

MYOB

I have used MYOB both at university and in the workplace for invoicing, processing accounts payable and completing bank reconciliations among other things.

HTML/Adobe Dreamweaver

Experience in designing webpages, layouts, and online newsletters.

Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator

I have used Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator to create layouts, manipulate photos and images and other visual media for university, work and personal projects.

Microsoft Office

Able to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Access to create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and databases effectively.

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2010 - Present

Google Adwords Professionally Certified

Google